The Guardian name Spurs academy striker as best talent at club – not Scarlett

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The Guardian have named Tottenham academy starlet, Jamie Donley, as the best young talent at the North London club.

The centre-forward, who was born in Antrim, Northern Ireland, has been at Tottenham since the age of 8.

The 16-year-old made his debut for the Club’s Under-18s against Leicester City in November of last year and has gone from strength to strength since.

The striker has started the new campaign on fire, with five goals and two assists in five appearances for the Under-18s.

If he keeps his form up this season, it seems only a matter of time before Donley follows in the footsteps of Dane Scarlett and Troy Parrott in making his first-team debut for the Lilywhites.

The youngster has represented both Northern Ireland and England at the youth level.

The Guardian describe Donley as being tenacious and possessing a natural ability to finish while also being capable of impacting the game by dropping deeper thanks to his good range of passing.

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From The Guardian’s description, Donley sounds like a striker in the mould of Kane and Parrott, rather than like a Scarlett type of player.

Given the way he has started the season, he is certainly a player to keep an eye on. Spurs are blessed in terms of the talented forwards coming through the academy at the moment.

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